Bioethics Researcher & Public Health Advocate
Lena Hatchett, Ph.D.
Lena Hatchett, Ph.D. is the Director of Community and University Partnerships in the Stritch School of Medicine and an assistant professor at Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, both at Loyola University Chicago. She leads the institution in health equity research and education through program and policy development.
Dr. Hatchett’s research interests are focused on community-engaged approaches to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. On-going research includes Cook County Green Corps, which is a green job training program focused on urban agriculture. Related projects include the Urban Garden Connection which is a network of partners across suburban Cook County working to improve local policies that impact urban agriculture and local food systems. In partnership with local community organizations Dr. Hatchett also runs the Maywood Multicultural Farmers Market.